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Festival of harvest Makar Sankranti being celebrated across the country

 

  • The festival is seen as a celebration of the end of the winter solstice month and also marks the end of the winter harvest. 
  • It is celebrated as Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Uttarayan in Gujarat, Bihu in Assam and Poush Sangkranti in West Bengal.
  • President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have extended their greetings and wishes to the citizens on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Bihu, Uttarayan and Paush Parva.